The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

When Legends Gather #595

Carol Channing
The Queen of England, Elizabeth II, meets the Queen of Broadway, Carol Channing.


Fred said...

"You may be the Queen of England, but you've never been on the Love Boat, darling!"

Kreisler said...

Who's the devilishly handsome fellow next in line?

Robert Fiore said...

That's the devil. As Lyndon LaRouche has informed us, the Queen of England controls the heroin trade.

DickGreenleaf said...

"I'm sho pleased to meet you. Yaaaaas"

normadesmond said...

are we sure that's not a drag queen?

marietta said...

Her smile seems to me a little bit